instructor: Dan Harrison
category: Printmaking, Myrtle Press
Have you ever wanted to make a print from stone? Lithography I is the perfect opportunity to learn how to do that. In this two-day course, we will learn the history, chemistry, technology, and entire process involved in printing a drawing from stone. We will specifically be covering stone graining and leveling, drawing materials and how to use them, etching and the chemistry involved, press set up, and rolling up and printing the stone. There are many steps in the process of making a lithograph, all of which require attention to detail, and the final result is something magical! Each student will have an opportunity to create a drawing on a litho stone and print it.
Previous experience with printmaking necessary. All materials included in registration fees!
WHEN: Saturday May 7 & Sunday May 8, 10-4pm
WHERE: Myrtle Press inside Verge
About the Instructor
Dan Harrison has been an active printmaker for the past twenty-one years, a California Society of Printmakers board member for four years, a studio and gallery owner for four years, and a teacher of various printmaking modalities. Dan has previously taught stone and plate lithography, intro to printmaking, advanced relief printmaking, and drawing fundamentals. He holds an MFA from MSU, Bozeman with a focus in lithography, and has seen his art exhibited across the U.S., Japan, and parts of Europe. His ability to adapt to his surroundings resembles a chameleon in nature, and his working style is that of an android. It once took him three and a half years to complete a print project consisting of 1,911 plastic bread ties glued to a plate. Most of his works are highly conceptual with the inclusion of process as part of the art. In addition to printmaking, he also creates large-scale paintings and metal sculptures and has self-published two books.
A Note About COVID-19
Beginning August 4th, 2021, Verge requires all instructors and class participants to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. We will continue to enforce the use of masks and social distancing for the duration of the session(s). We appreciate your cooperation and willingness to keep our community safe and healthy. For any questions regarding our COVID-19 safety protocols or to submit a copy of your vaccination status, please contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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